We left Wednesday of last week to go to Waco for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure I'll ever get used to spending 10-12 hours in the car with small children! Bailey always does really well because he's content to watch a dvd, but Maverick is not so content. I should give him a little credit because out of the 22 hours or so we spent in the car, he only had 3 bad fits of rage. Those 3 were BAD, though.
We stopped Wednesday night in Midland, about 4 1/2 hours from El Paso, and spent the night because we didn't get to leave until LT got off work around 4. You would've thought Bailey and Maverick had never been in a room with a bed in it! They went absolutely crazy in the hotel room. I'm glad there weren't many people staying there that night because we surely would've gotten kicked out. Thursday morning Maverick woke up and went on a mission to name everything in the room he could say. I bet we heard the words dark, light, bed, door, snoopy, Bailey, mommy, daddy, and blankie 100 times each in a 30 minute span. He was a non stop chatter box the entire time we were getting ready. Bailey slept through most of it, thank the Lord!
We made it to Waco just in time to eat our delicious Thanksgiving lunch which is never complete without a piece of chocolate pecan pie!
Overall, we had a great trip. The boys were much better behaved than I anticipated. We only had one major breakdown over putting on shoes. The rest of the time they played pretty well together. We took their scooters and some of our take along trains and that kept them entertained most of the time. We even managed to eat at a sit down mexican restaurant for lunch on Saturday without any major breakdowns or trips to the bathroom. I guess I just don't give my little boys enough credit!
I'll post some pictures and video later.